Monthly Archive for April, 2008

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Om defekte dikotomier og andet dansk tegneserievås

mouche.jpgMan må sige, at vores bette debatindlæg i seneste nummer af Strip! har været en succes, i hvert fald i forhold til Danmarks største (og eneste) tegneserieportal. Det har tydeligvis ført til både selvransagelse, nye initiativer og så selvfølgelig de sædvanlige automatreaktioner fra visses hold.

Det er til sidstnævnte jeg her lige ville knytte en kommentar. Jeg vil antage at den tavshed garneret med personlige fornærmelser, Bestyreren har mødt vores kritik med betyder at samme var på sin plads og er taget til efterretning. I stedet vil jeg kigge på noget mere generelt og i sidste ende væsentligt. Lad os tage et eksempel. En bruger skriver:

“Hvad Rackham angår, rammer Carsten Søndergaard i mine øjne hovedet på sømmet, når han i sin glimrende Strip!-artikel beskriver Thorhauge og Wivels gøren og laden med udgangspunkt i tegneseriens mange fanboy-fraktioner. D’herrer er lidt simpelt sagt højt begavede indie-fanboys – med alt, hvad det indebærer af smittende og fint formidlet entusiasme for de artefakter, der falder indenfor rammerne af deres personlige definition af god smag, men også med et væld af “blinde vinkler”, de ikke virker ret reflekterede omkring. At de insisterer på at begrunde deres lejrs æstetiske og værdimæssige idealer i hensynet til selveste tegneseriens fremtid reflekterer i mine øjne en selvhøjtidelighed, der er en anelse uklædelig …“ Continue reading ‘Om defekte dikotomier og andet dansk tegneserievås’

From His Cold Dead Hands

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So Charlton Heston died yesterday. A major figure in the 50s and 60s Hollywood blockbuster tradition, serving up some of the most bombastic and histrionic moments in American film. He deserves some kind of respect for that, even if his role in the powerful and destructive American gun lobby will forever tarnish his reputation in the eyes of many, and if his depressingly hilarious part in Michael Moore’s satirical documentary on same, Bowling for Columbine (2002), will perhaps stand as one of his most memorable performances. Continue reading ‘From His Cold Dead Hands’

Picks of the Week

The picks of the week from around the web.

  • The clip above and this one are pretty neat examples of ingenuous street art, I must say. Delightful. (Thanks, Eddie Campbell).
  • Otherwise: Lots of great comics links this week!

  • CBR — Steve Grant on the Superman ruling. The best summary article and analysis so far on the historic ruling on the rights to Superman. Also, read Dirk Deppey’s fine analysis.
  • Jeet Heer and Bart Beaty on Frederic Wertham and the comic book crackdown of the 1950s, on the occasion of David Hajdu’s new book The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America. A great read for anyone interested in this important part of American comic book history. The New Yorker has a good essay on the subject as well. UPDATE: Heer summarises and follows up.
  • London Review of Books“Into the Eisenshpritz”: Excellent, if somewhat sprawling and meandering article on graphic novels by Elif Batuman. She covers a lot of ground and hardly misses a beat in her geek-lore.
  • Jim Mooney RIP

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    OK, so it’s been a couple of days since comicbook journeyman Jim Mooney passed away, but he still deserves his props from the Bunker. Incredibly prolific and surprisingly versatile, he gave a lot of mediocre books a touch of elegance, and contributed substantially to some quality ones, such as Omega the Unknown (pictured).

    Mark Evanier’s obituary, Tom Spurgeon’s obituary, 1999 interview with Comic Book Artist, 2004 interview with Daniel Best. Image culled from this article.

    Play This Twice

    Play This Twice
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    Remembering Anthony Minghella: An essay on his film adaptation of Beckett’s Play.

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